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Joseph Doody

Anglo-Irish tenor Joseph Doody was born in West Yorkshire. He studied at the University of Edinburgh, the Royal College of Music, and the National Opera Studio in London. His operatic roles include the title role in Britten’s Albert Herring, Tom Rakewell The Rake's Progress, Jupiter Semele, Basilio Le nozze di Figaro, Pylade Iphigénie en Tauride, Ernesto Don Pasquale, Leicester Maria Stuarda, and Conte Almaviva Il barbiere di Siviglia, and he has recently made debuts with English Touring Opera, Buxton International Festival, Welsh National Opera, and Salzburger Landestheater, as well as appearing in concerts across the UK.

Concerts have included the Rossini Stabat Mater for Leamington Bach Choir, Bach St John Passion with the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Beethoven Missa Solemnis with Southbank Sinfonia, both the Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings and Les Illuminations with Skipton Camerata, Orff Carmina Burana at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh, and the Monteverdi Vespers at St John’s, Smith Square.

Recent appearances have seen Joseph as The Italian Tenor/Guglielmo in Donizetti’s Viva la Diva (Convenienze E Inconvenienze Teatrali) at the Buxton International Festival and his busy 2023 opened with a recording of C.V. Stanford’s Shamus O'Brien, and the performance of a new commission about the relationship between Britten and Pears for the Royal Opera House. Summer 2023 saw Joseph once again at the Buxton International Festival as Alessandro Il re pastore, and, last autumn, he sang a critically-acclaimed Ramiro La Cenerentola with English Touring Opera.

His current and future plans include Handel’s Esther in concert with Solomon’s Knot at the Halle Handel Festival and Wigmore Hall, Count Almaviva Il barbiere di Siviglia for Charles Court Opera at Wilton’s Music Hall, and returns to the Salzburg Landestheater as Aufidio Lucio Silla and to English Touring Opera as Tsar Berendey in The Snow Maiden.

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